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bomb consisting of a canister that is dropped from a plane and that opens to release a cluster of bomblets (usually fragmentation bombs) over a wide area

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He urged the people of Hidan district and all areas that were bombed with cluster bombs to stay away from the bombs and the strange materials and to inform the competent authorities to deal with them.
Unlike traditional explosives, cluster bombs are designed to inflict as much damage as possible.
HRW's African director Daniel Bekele said the SAF's use of cluster bombs in South Kordofan shows the government's total disregard for its own people.
Southern Lebanon is littered with hundreds of unexploded Israeli cluster bombs, and the Lebanese army together with the UN and other international organizations are working to purge the area of the deadly ordnance.
SIDON, Lebanon: A member of a Norwegian demining team removing Israeli cluster bombs in south Lebanon died Wednesday after being wounded in a minor explosion.
Martin Lidegrd is proud that with the destruction of its cluster bombs, Denmark is well in advance of the deadline and is at the forefront of global disarmament:
Syria is persisting in using cluster bombs - insidious weapons that remain on the ground, causing death and destruction for decades," said the report's editor, Mary Wareham.
A delegation of the 36 states held a seminar on Friday in Togo's capital Lome, where they expressed their opposition to the global use of cluster bombs and their effects.
An army unit detonated six cluster bombs in southern Lebanon, the army said in a statement.
Assad forces do not hesitate to use the cluster bombs, which are banned by international law, on Syrian civilians.
BANNED cluster bombs appear to have been used by Syrian government forces.
NNA - 15/10/2012 - Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergi Lavrov denied news published by "Human Rights Watch" organization that the Syrian forces used Russian made cluster bombs against Syrian opposition.
ULSTER Bank's parent company was yesterday accused of investing in defence firms that produce cluster bombs.
MADRID, July 04, 2011 (Frontier Star): An explosion at an arms factory in central Spain used mainly to dismantle cluster bombs killed one person Saturday and wounded four others, one of them seriously, an official said.
Cluster bombs are in the news again, thanks to a recent report from Amnesty International.